The name probably derives from a pre-existing settlement occupied by a shrine Umbrian pre-Roman ( Jupiter Elicius )
The birth of the castle dates back to around the year 1200 by Bernardino di Raniero , the accounts of Marsciano, whose nephew and heir Raniero IV ( Nerio ) obtained in 1282 by the bishop of Orvieto, the construction of a chapel, the Scarzuola, " in the estate at the castle of Montegiove " we can consider Nerio Bulgaruccio of the first Earl of Montegiove and ensure the building of the castle on a date prior to 1282 .
Orvieto in 1380 greatly increased the levies for the castles submitted, including Montegiove, causing the submission of the castle in Perugia until 1394 when they died of plague, leaving no heirs, the latest accounts of Montegiove , brothers Nicolò and Mariano and the castle passed into the hands of Francesco di Petruccio, abbot of Monteorvietano .
In 1400, after the death of the abbot, the montegiovesi, tired of the constant harassment prescriptive , rebelled and elected to their lord signore Francesco di Montemarte conte di Corbara, who, in 1417, sold the castle to Pier Antonio Monaldeschi della Vipera.
In 1455 it passed to Gattamelata and after the marriage of Bianca Paola Gattamelata said Todeschina , daughter of the famous leader Erasmo da Narni ( Narni 1370 - Padua 1443), and with Antonio Ranuccio Bulgarelli ( 1429-1483 ), famous captain, returned to Marsciano .
Following the Castle has been part of the State dll Church and , from 1860 , of the Kingdom of Italy.
It currently has less than a hundred inhabitants, but it was an independent town until 1869 when it was suppressed , by Royal Decree No. 5170 of 27 June , and merged with the town of that time was part of the province of Perugia. The castle Montegiove , despite numerous remakes , looks massive and superb with walls, towers , moat , a huge block of stone built on the rock , wrapped in ivy, surrounded by oaks, cypresses and firs . Everything is in order and well maintained by the current owners .
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jurek1951 (42198) 2014-01-14 4:11
a picturesque view with beautiful panoramic composition, the colours and lights are very nice,
pierrefonds (71167) 2014-01-14 4:41
The trees are framing well the village. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the castle and of the buildings. The good luminosity is bringing outy the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (88383) 2014-01-14 5:01
Quel plaisir de découvrir au tournant d'une route, ces beaux villages italiens accrochés à une colline pour dominer la vallée tout en se protégeant autour du clocher. Ici, le ciel gris contraste bien avec le blanc des maisons.
Nicou (151132) 2014-01-14 5:16
quel décor et iamge uqelle vue et ocmpo sueprbe avec ces pins ces clochers et bâtissent quel bel ensemble et imabe avec un très bel éclairage.
Braov et amiité
amaryllis (37039) 2014-01-14 5:42
une note interessante sur l'historique du chateau et le détachement avec l'église et le village situé sur un beau promontoire
merci de ce partage
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-01-14 6:02
A brillant picture of countryside with castle and forest Silvio, excellent resolution, clear shot, a peaceful place to discover, all the best, see you
Graal (103038) 2014-01-14 7:02
very nice view of castle in Umbria. Good POV and composition. Interesting informations. Italy is beautiful during winter season, too.
Have a nice evening.
dkmurphys (64639) 2014-01-14 8:10
Another very attractive capture of that hill settlement. Truly picturesque, well taken.
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-14 11:05
It's another charming town in Umbria. You are so lucky living in a such picturesque place. This is a very nice picture. Thanks for sharing.
siamesa (28127) 2014-01-14 13:13
Boa noite Silvio
Beautiful trees. an excellent point of view and a very nice history about this castle
papagolf21 (109390) 2014-01-14 14:30
Ce petit village suspendu à la montagne est de toute beauté.
La lumière participe à l'élégance générale de ce très beau paysage et éléments architecturaux.
carlo62 (55032) 2014-01-14 15:35
bella foto, si vede molto bene l'antico castello e il piccolo borgo nato al di sotto insieme alla chiesa.
A dire il vero sembra che manchi qualcosa, non so, la luce mi piace, ma non capisco....ahhh, capito, manca la nebbia... ;)
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-15 1:40
Marvelous view of the castle on top of the hill. I like half of the frame in shadow and half of it in bright light specially on the castle. Nice photo with natural colors and excellent clarity. Thanks for sharing.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-01-15 5:07
A pleasantly warm sunshine over this attractive village. Your note is also very describing and interesting. A fine contribution.
rychem (42680) 2014-01-15 10:16
Another beauyiful panoramic view of the castle taken on a sunny day, beautiful classic composition, excellent depth
abmdsudi (57734) 2014-01-16 7:48
Lovely shot, with dark grey sky provides such a good contrast to the brightly lit castle and the scene in general making it standout in the setting. Love the composition, pov, depth and perspective that you created by including good fg interest. Wonderful shot pleasantly shot, Congrats